Sustainability at AVK Industrial Nederland

Sustainability is a factor of vital importance for the AVK Group. We implement globally a clear CSR policy and we do our utmost to make a difference in this area.

For AVK Industrial Nederland sustainability and sound economics go hand-in-hand. Reducing water loss actively helps to reduce electricity consumption and protects one of our most valuable resources, and it also saves money. 

In every part of the world there is a need for using the available resources in the most efficient way. When using AVK products you contribute to pure drinking water free from harmful bacteria as well as safe and efficient wastewater treatment. 

CSR performance ladder

Corporate social responsibility, circular procurement, development of our raw material passport, sustainable production, recyclability of raw materials, end products and packaging, sustainable energy, mobility and social return are part of our sustainable personnel policy. We take our social responsibility seriously and are proud that we have achieved (as one of only 38 companies in the Netherlands) the CSR Performance Ladder level 4 (the second highest level). Our aim is to create a better world around us together with our customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders.

We contribute actively to the UN SDGs

The UN has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to lead the world in a more sustainable direction. For more information on the SDGs, please visit the official SDG website.

Our solutions contribute to the UN sustainable development goals by ensuring clean water and sanitation, by reducing water waste, electricity consumption and CO2 emissions, and by turning wastewater into affordable and clean energy. Our valve design ensures long durability and 100% tightness, and it also offers low operating torque, allowing for the use of cost-efficient electrical actuators.

Production in the Netherlands

In our production facility AVK Rewag we benefit from modern production facilities and a safe and healthy working environment. We care about the environment and sustainable solutions, and we are proud to have achieved several ISO certifications.

  • ISO 9001 - quality management
  • ISO 14001 – environmental management

The AVK Group has ambitious targets for its production companies in the field of electricity and water consumption. That is why all our companies are committed to reducing the consumption of electricity and water, with the added benefit of cost savings. Every AVK employee is encouraged to put forward points for improvement that benefit the environment. We look not only at the activities and processes in our production companies, but also at the behavior and business model of our suppliers.

Global compact principles

We understand that a global presence demands high ethical standards. AT AVK we therefore recognize the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Human Rights
Principle 1: We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: We make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor Standards
Principle 3: We uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: We eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment
Principle 7: We support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: We undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: We encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Anti-corruption
Principle 10: We work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

Report

AVK Sustainability Report

Sustainability and focus on recycling the by-products of our production are deeply embedded in our DNA and have always impacted the way we conduct our business.
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